6.6 out of 10

Auburndale

Ranked 22nd best neighborhood in Queens
40.7560828856215 -73.785867625729
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Students

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet & comfortable - great for commuters!"

While I'd have to agree that Auburndale is far from exciting, I've always had a soft spot for it. As a previous reviewer wrote, it's located between Bayside, Flushing, Clearview, and Fresh Meadows. There are numerous buses nearby and there is the Long Island Railroad. Parking can be troublesome, particularly on the blocks near the railroad stop or Northern Boulevard. However, the rent prices are relatively inexpensive and there are some great schools nearby. There are plenty of restaurants and specialty (pet, electronics, home furnishings, etc.) stores within walking distance on Northern Boulevard. As many others have stated, the public library here is wonderful - it has everything from new releases in several different languages to both foreign and domestic films on DVD. There is also Waldbaum's and Raindew on Francis Lewis, and the larger malls in Flushing, College Point, and Bayside, are all less than a 10-15 minute car or bus ride away. While this is far from the trendiest town in Queens and certainly may not be for everyone, there are plenty of young couples, singles, and family who want a quiet and convenient place to live - without paying an arm and a leg. The neighbors here are also much friendlier than those in Flushing. All in all, it's a great place to live if you are looking for a peaceful home.
Pros
  • Wonderful library
  • Right in the middle of some very popular towns
Cons
  • A little too quiet
  • Far from the subway
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
2/5
2yrs+

"Not a lot to offer"

Auburndale is a neighborhood in the northern Queens and is surrounded by Clearview to the north, Murray Hill to the west, Bayside to the east, and Fresh Meadows to the south.

The area is the site of the Long Island Rail Road Auburndale on the Port Washington Branch, providing regular service to and from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

There is not a lot happening in this neighborhood other than a few public schools for younger children and the Queens Borough Public Library’s Auburndale Branch. Most residents head to Bayside or Murray Hill for restaurants and shopping. Public transportation will get you just about anywhere in this area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Incredibly residential / boring"

The library seems to be the main attraction of this neighborhood, located way up in the northern area of the borough of Queens. Just from that statement, you can gauge that this is a mainly residential spot – even if there were the most amazing tourist attractions way out here it seems unlikely that many tourists would trek all the way out to see them. The library, however, offers up a decent selection of multi-national literature in Greek, Korean, and Chinese. Unlike most (or all others besides this one) New York neighborhoods, it doesn’t really seem as if Auburndale has a strong sense of community pride. Maybe because there’s not really much going on here.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Auburndale

1

201st St

3/5
"Good for families "
40.759000278546 -73.782873512565

Unranked Streets in Auburndale

184th St

3.5/5
"It is starting to live up to it's name. "
40.7413099061409 -73.7909356114181

202nd St

2/5
"On 202nd Street"
40.7587459744974 -73.7816080466441

204th St

2/5
"On 204th Street"
40.7618160337902 -73.781125966688

64th Ave

3.5/5
"Nice Homes, Convenient Location"
40.7379965400051 -73.7940069341794

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